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Peter Obi pays condolence visit to late Junior Pope’s family

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Peter Obi, the former presidential candidate of Labour Party on Saturday took the time to visit the family of late Nollywood actor, Junior Pope.

It was a heartfelt gesture from Peter Obi to show his support and condolences to the bereaved family during this difficult time.

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Gistreel reports that the late movie star was laid to rest in his hometown of Ikpogwu Ukehe, located in Nsukka, Enugu State on Friday.

The burial ceremony was a solemn occasion where family, friends, and fans gathered to pay their final respects and bid farewell to the beloved actor.

Mr Obi posed for photographs with the actor’s children and consoled them and their mother. He also signed the condolence register.

The former governor of Anambra was accompanied by actor and politician Kenneth Okonkwo.

Peter Obi pays condolence visit to late Junior Pope’s family
Peter Obi and Kenneth Okonkwo

The body of 43-year-old Junior Pope arrived his village in the early hours of Friday followed by a funeral service at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church, Ukehe.

After a brief sermon, the officiating priest prayed for the family of the deceased, adding that “the lord gives and the lord taketh.”

Junior Pope’s family, friends and colleagues could not hold back tears as his body, laid in a white casket, was lowered to the ground in his compound after the church service.

The venue was surrounded by security operatives, including the police and local vigilante groups who prevented authorised persons from taking pictures and making video recordings.

Peter Obi pays condolence visit to late Junior Pope’s family
Peter Obi pens down condolence message

Celebrities like Zubby Michael, Ruby Ojiakor, Linc Edochie, Queen Wokoma, Chinwe Owoh, Rita Edochie and others attended the funeral.

Junior Pope whose real name was JohnPaul Odonwodo, got married to Jennifer Awele in November 2014 and they had three children together.

He drowned alongside four others on April 10.